Plant Breeder

35000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual + TBC
07 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
R & D Plant Breeder
cGBP35,000 - GBP55,000
A fantastic opportunity has presented itself to work for a highly successful business within the Fresh Produce sector to be an R & D Plant Breeder. This is an extremely important role and a highly rewarding one at that.
The business really are interested in someone with a strong agricultural background and someone who has a Bachelor degree in either Biological Science, Botany, Genetics, Agriculture or Horticulture.
As the UK's largest business in their field they are extremely passionate about their growing techniques through the outstanding research and development programme.
Through the Research & Development programme, they are always looking for ways of producing the best quality fruits to continue pleasing and exceeding the expectations of their customers and consumers.
We are excited to offer the following full time, permanent vacancy within the R&D and Technical department, based in Hereford:
The main purpose of the R&D Plant Breeder's role is the proactive management and development of new soft fruit selections to support the continued expansion and growth of the company global breeding programme.
This role requires the successful candidate to be enthusiastic, committed, and strongly interested in plants and plant science.
The successful candidate will also possess the following skills and previous experience:
* Bachelor degree in either Biological Science, Botany, Genetics, Agriculture, Horticulture
* Minimum 3 years' experience in Fresh Produce sector
* Minimum 3 years in Laboratory environment
* Experience and capability in setting up field trials, writing up, publishing, and presenting findings
* Have Strawberry or Berry breeding experience ideally
* Experience in interfacing directly with retail customers
* Experience in managing people
If this sounds like the role for you please apply now. If you are not in the area and require accommodation then this can be provided for the right candidate

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